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The Precipice Walk near Dolgellau
distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +358ft Vertical drop -328ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brithdir and Llanfachreth - Gwynedd

This short walk near Dolgellau (Gwynedd) is a wonderful route offering great views and excellent walking. An ideal route if you are short of time or if the weather only allows a shorter walk.

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distance 3.23mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trefriw - Conwy

This Snowdonia walk provides aeasy circuit of picturesque Llyn Tranant, a reservoir nestling in the Carneddau mountains. The route is easy to follow and provides some rugged scenery without to much effort. Ideal for a family walk and picnic.

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Melynllyn and Dulyn Reservoir from Llyn Eigiau parking
distance 5.61mi Vertical gain +938ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Caerhun - Conwy

This walk on the eastern side of the Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia offers a sense of solitude and excellent mountain scenery. The route is generally easy to follow although careful navigation is needed on the section from Dulyn Reservoir back to the start.

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distance 5.35mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

A short Gwynedd walk ideal for an evening stroll. The route includes crossing the Barmouth Bridge and some excellent views across the Mawddach Estuary and surrounding mountains. The walk also includes a section of the Mawddach Trail.

Walking Crimpiau from Capel Curig ( Download : )
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Crimpiau from Capel Curig
distance 3.77mi Vertical gain +915ft Vertical drop -925ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

The minor Snowdonia summit of Crimpiau provides an excellent walk from Capel Curig. The route crosses quite mountainous terrain and the view down Llyn Crafnant is one of the great panoramas in the area. Do make sure you are suitably equipped for this walk.

Walking Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
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Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 6.95mi Vertical gain +1598ft Vertical drop -1594ft Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

Walking Snowdon from Llanberis ( Download : )
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distance 8.73mi Vertical gain +3117ft Vertical drop -3081ft Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, is the objective of this walk. This route is the easiest way to Snowdon's summit. Starting in Llanberis, it must be remembered this walk is a serious mountain expedition so you should go fully prepared.

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Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy from Llanuwchllyn
distance 9.66mi Vertical gain +2552ft Vertical drop -2546ft Durée 6h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanuwchllyn - Gwynedd

Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy are both included in this southern Snowdonia walk from Llanuwchllyn. A linear route, the approach follows the ridge to one of the highest mountains in Wales. Route finding is generally easy but this walk is best saved for a fine day to enjoy the excellent views.

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Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +1158ft Vertical drop -1152ft Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Barmouth - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of variety. The route includes a crossing of the Barmouth Bridge, a section of woodland with many waterfalls, two beautifully located lakes and some mountain vistas.

Walking The Dysynni Gorge Walk ( Download : )
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distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

Leave Abergynolwyn Station and, after a short stretch of road, you are soon walking along a steep gorge defined by the Afon Dysynni, which squeezes through this narrow gap before reaching Dyffryn Dysynni, where it turns south-west and heads for the sea. A very quiet lane is then joined at Pont Ystumanner and this is followed for a short way to Llan llwyda, with the craggy hulk of Bird Rock directly ahead.

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distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +814ft Vertical drop -820ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

This is a short walk in the Snowodnia National Park, easily manageable in about a couple of hours making it suitable for families, for an evening excursion or for the remains of a day curtailed by bad weather. It is rewarding and enjoyable, in a land of Arthurian legend, providing varying interest and ever changing panoramas from coastal to more distant mountains.

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distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llandygai - Gwynedd

Llyn Idwal lies in a spectacular location under the Glyder Mountains in Snowdonia. This walk provides a mountain experience without too much effort walking through a rocky amphitheatre in the mountains.

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distance 9.69mi Vertical gain +2972ft Vertical drop -2976ft Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

A Snowdonia walk that explores two less frequented summits from Llanberis. The walk offers grandstand views over many of the high peaks of Snowdonia and is more challenging than first impressions might suggest.

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distance 8.4mi Vertical gain +2359ft Vertical drop -2346ft Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanfrothen - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores four peaks in the Moelwyns. These summits are not the most popular in the area but offer excellent walking and an insight into the now defunct slate quarrying industry.

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distance 6.93mi Vertical gain +2684ft Vertical drop -2677ft Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanberis - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk starts from Pen-y-Pass and uses the Pyg Track towards the summit of Snowdon. The route then crosses Y Lliwedd to pick up the Miner's Track for the return to the start. Good navigational skills are essential when leaving Snowdon and because of this, the walk is recommended for experienced walkers only.

Walking Mynydd Mawr from Fron ( Download : )
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distance 3.58mi Vertical gain +1306ft Vertical drop -1220ft Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llandwrog - Gwynedd

A straightforward and short ascent in Snowdonia from the village of Fron, with fine views on the way up towards Moel Tryfan and Caernarfon castle in the north, and the Nantlle Ridge to the south.

Walking Maen-y-Bardd ( Download : )
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distance 8.66mi Vertical gain +1437ft Vertical drop -1414ft Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

A pretty village, Neolithic monuments, superb views and glorious woodland walking.

Walking Llangelynnin Old Church ( Download : )
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distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -837ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

A varied walk to one of the remotest churches in Wales, with a holy well in the graveyard.

Walking Conwy Estuary ( Download : )
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distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -272ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henryd - Conwy

Climb to a ruined building with spectacular views up and down the Conwy valley.

Walking Three Lakes Walk ( Download : )
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distance 10.19mi Vertical gain +1949ft Vertical drop -1955ft Durée 6h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Glorious mountain lakes in the shadow of Cadair, returning via the Gwynant valley.

Walking New Precipice ( Download : )
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distance 5.43mi Vertical gain +889ft Vertical drop -906ft Durée 3h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

A superb viewpoint, a pretty lake and a level return through the marshes.

Walking Abergwynant ( Download : )
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distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +801ft Vertical drop -784ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Wooded hills behind the hotel, returning via the River Gwynant and Mawddach Trail.

Walking Mawddach Trail ( Download : )
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distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -433ft Durée 1h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanelltyd - Gwynedd

Along our adjacent rail trail and back via the scenic foothills of Cadair Idris.

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distance 4.72mi Vertical gain +764ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A walk on little-known paths through delightful wooded country between hidden farms and valleys.

Walking Three Lakes Walk ( Download : )
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distance 8.38mi Vertical gain +1877ft Vertical drop -1883ft Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A hearty, hilly hike to the foot of Cader Idris, passing Llyn Gafr, Llyn-y-Gadair and Llyn Gwernan.

Walking Afon Wnion & Ffynnon Fair ( Download : )
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distance 1.8mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dolgellau - Gwynedd

A short stroll close to Dolgellau town centre, featuring a pretty riverside walk and a historic sacred well.

Walking Castle & Town Walls ( Download : )
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distance 2.7mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Mostly on surfaced paths and roads, but woodland paths may be muddy. The town walls are occasionally uneven,
include numerous steps and in places require a head for heights.

Walking Conwy Mountain ( Download : )
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distance 4.46mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -745ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Gradual ascent and some rocky ground. May be muddy or boggy in places.

Walking Morfa Conwy ( Download : )
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distance 1.64mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Conwy (Conwy) - Conwy

Sandy paths, and wet grass after rain around The Mulberry.

Walking The Haybarn ( Download : )
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distance 2.14mi Vertical gain +344ft Vertical drop -341ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This is a great local walk from the front door of the Haybarn incorporating the local river, Afon Teigl, woodland, steepish climb back up to Llan Ffestiniog where you can take a rest at the local pub, Pengwern Arms, before heading back to the Haybarn following the main road.

Walking The Castell y Bere Walk ( Download : )
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distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -965ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

A fascinating route which circumnavigates Foel Cae’rberllan and passes through the village of Abergynolwyn. You then walk along a valley with the Afon Dysynni hemmed in at its base before veering off above Coed Cae’r-berllan and approaching Castell y Bere, prominent on a rocky outcrop to your left. After visiting castles, you then make your return along the cwm of Nant-yr-eira, initially through woods and then along an open trackway.

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distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -358ft Durée 2h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

From Rhydyronen Station, there is a splendid walk up the steep-sided valley of Nant Braich-y-rhiw where, after crossing the stream, you turn sharp left to return to the station to start the second part of this route. If you have the stamina and help with transport, you could continue in a south-easterly direction to cross into Happy Valley. However, to continue this walk you then accompany the railway for an easy walk back to Pendre, passing an area of Open Access Land (Tir Cymen) at Hendy.

Walking Rhydyronen and Brynglas ( Download : )
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distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Starting from Rhydyronen, you are soon presented with a stunning vista of the sea and the valley as you climb gently up the lower slopes of the south-western extremities of the Tarrens. A steep descent brings you back to the railway at Brynglas Station, an alternative starting point. You then pass a fine converted mill and the handsome house of Dolaugwyn before making your way through woods and beside Nant Rhydyronen back to the start.

Walking Rhydyronen & Dysynni ( Download : )
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distance 3.97mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bryn-Crug - Gwynedd

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

Walking Pendre Walk ( Download : )
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Pendre Walk
distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tywyn - Gwynedd

An easy, level walk which visits St Cadfan's church before making a bee-line for the Afon Dysynni.After a walk beside the river, you turn inland, passing a fine dovecot and what remains of Ynysymaengwyn, once a stately home. A short walk along the road brings you to the ancient Croes-faen, where you turn left to either return to the start along quiet lanes or make a short diversion to Hen-dy Station and a ride back in the train.

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distance 13.81mi Vertical gain +3107ft Vertical drop -3025ft Durée 9h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

Rhinog Fach is located in some of the roughest terrain in Snowdonia and in addition to including the summit of this rugged mountain this walk visits five of the small tarns scattered across the landscape nearby.

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distance 7.12mi Vertical gain +2769ft Vertical drop -2769ft Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Betws Garmon - Gwynedd

This ascent of Snowdon is realatively quiet yet allows the walker to appreciate the grandeur of the highest mountain in Wales. The outward route uses Snowdon's south ridge with the return route following the Rhyd-Ddu path.

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distance 5.41mi Vertical gain +1588ft Vertical drop -1598ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanycil - Gwynedd

A walk to the summit of Arenig Fawr is a rewarding excursion in southern Snowdonia. Starting from Arenig near Llyn Celyn, the route offers excellent walking. Passing Llyn Arenig Fawr the ascent is relatively easy. Descent is over unpathed ground and good navigational skills are recommended.

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distance 2.13mi Vertical gain +1877ft Vertical drop -1877ft Durée 2h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

This challenging route to the summit of Tryfan is one the great walks and scrambles of Snowdonia. Starting from the Ogwen Valley, much of the ascent up Tryfan's north ridge involves the use of hands. In winter this route takes on a different character when ice and snow are present and should only be attempted by those experienced in winter mountaineering.

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distance 11.95mi Vertical gain +2034ft Vertical drop -2037ft Durée 7h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

A wonderful Snowdonia walk that explores the rocky and wild terrain of the northern Rhinogs. This area sees few walkers yet offers some spectacular country. Do choose a good day as navigation can be tricky.

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distance 5.99mi Vertical gain +2749ft Vertical drop -2753ft Durée 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llandygai - Gwynedd

This walk takes in the three key summits in the Glyders - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan. It also includes the Y Gribin ridge with its excellent opportunuties for scrambling. Do choose a fine day as the views are spectacular throughout.

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distance 9.25mi Vertical gain +3199ft Vertical drop -3196ft Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bethesda - Gwynedd

The Carneddau in Snowdonia provide for some tough walking and this route is no exception. Good navigational and map reading skills are required in the early stages of the route.

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distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +623ft Vertical drop -636ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant - Gwynedd

This Gwynedd walk is full of interest with a section across the hills, an historic chapel and a ruined castle. The final section is through a gorge. This is a surprisingly beautiful part of Snowdonia.

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distance 7.92mi Vertical gain +2411ft Vertical drop -2428ft Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trawsfynydd - Gwynedd

This Snowdonia walk explores two contrasting mountains in the Rhinogs. Not so popular as other parts of the National Park this walk provides some wonderful scenery amidst unspoilt surroundings.